The part of London I grew up in has changed since 1930, but most of it is still recognisable.
Girls playing in a back garden in Marden Road, 1930
Shoppers at the busy street market. Blue Anchor Lane, around 1932.
A VE Day street party, 1945.
Market traders and a passing Tram. Bermondsey Street, 1945.
Tommy Steele was a local boy who became a famous pop singer in 1956. He went on to a career in pop musicals and hit records that lasted until today. (He is 85) This is a modern photo, superimposed over one of excited fans greeting him outside St James’s church Bermondsey, early 1960s. The same church where my parents were married.
Tommy again, in 1966. He is visiting a school in Bermondsey.
Paragon Secondary School, early 1970s. The Victorian school in Searles Road Bermondsey was later converted into apartments, in 2000.
A grandmother watching her granddaughter, 1976.
High-rise flats built in the late 1960s, photographed in 2017.